Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
|170 Reviews + 6 Awards|
|Lots of Positive Reviews|
|7 Years Old|
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Price History
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Value for Money
Why Has it Scored 75?
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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography. It is also very good for portrait photography as well being very good for everyday photography.
Average Review Score
4.4 stars (170 reviews)
of Customers Would Recommend
4 Recommended Awards
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.
Highly Recommended Award
It's received a Highly Recommended Award from gadgetspeak.com.
Buying Tip Award
This digital camera has received a Buying Tip Award from Magnus.de.
What Are People Saying About the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS?
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Key Reasons For and Against
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Smaller than average minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash
Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
380 battery life
Smaller than average maximum aperture number
One aspherical lens
Has an orientation sensor
4000 x 2664 still image resolution
Higher than average maximum playback zoom
1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Supports custom colours
Features multi burst mode
Has an HDMI port
Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
Has a flash exposure lock
Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Average camera shutter speed
Average digital zoom
Lower than average megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average
Slower than average flash recharging time
Smaller than average display diagonal
Very low display resolution
What the Reviews Say
The vast majority of owners thought this digital camera had a good battery life
7 out of 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good design
The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
Most people thought it has useful technical features
Three people thought it was good when it came to technical guidance
Some people thought it had an acceptable noise level
9 out of 10 people thought it had a lens that was good
Over 90 people thought it produced good quality pictures
6 out of 10 customers thought it had a good flash
Some customers thought it is good for wildlife photography
Over 10 people thought it was not a good size
More than 10 people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS did not have a good screen or viewfinder
Most customers thought it was not good for video capture
Lower Than Average Megapixels
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.
4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution
The PowerShot SX40 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS's optical zoom of 35x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.
Has an Image Stabiliser
The PowerShot SX40 HS has an image stabiliser. 69% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.
Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
The minimum aperture number of the PowerShot SX40 HS of only 2.7 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The PowerShot SX40 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.
Average Camera Shutter Speed
The camera shutter speed of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 0.000313s is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 60% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has a Built-in Flash
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has a built-in flash, as do 70% of digital cameras.
Heavier Than Average
The weight of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 557g is in the heaviest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg.
Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 840mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
380 Battery Life
The PowerShot SX40 HS is a camera that takes 380 shots battery life.
Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time
The flash recharging time of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.
Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS of only 5.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
One Aspherical Lens
The PowerShot SX40 HS is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.
Has an Orientation Sensor
The PowerShot SX40 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 94% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.
4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX40 HS is 4000 x 2664. That's 24% lower still image resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports a still image resolution of 480x480, 640x360, 640x424 plus 12 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 4592x3064.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the PowerShot SX40 HS of only 2.7" is smaller than 70% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom
The maximum playback zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS of 10x is higher than 68% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.7x.
1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size
This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.
Very Low Display Resolution
The PowerShot SX40 HS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.
1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX40 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports video resolutions of 320x240 pixels, 640x480 pixels and 1280x720 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 1024 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).
A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).
Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The PowerShot SX40 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.
Average Digital Zoom
The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX40 HS of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 47% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Supports Custom Colours
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS supports custom colours, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support custom colours.
Features Multi Burst Mode
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS features multi burst mode. 86% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.
Has an HDMI Port
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 74% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.
Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock
The PowerShot SX40 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.
Has a Flash Exposure Lock
The PowerShot SX40 HS has a flash exposure lock, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a flash exposure lock.
Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
The PowerShot SX40 HS has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.
Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
The PowerShot SX40 HS has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 88 out of 491 digital cameras.
Value for Money
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What the Reviews Say
The majority of people thought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good price
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How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS?
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is 122.9mm wide and 92.4mm tall. It is 107.7mm deep and weighs 557g.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Video Reviews
|5 Stars||91 Reviews|
|4 Stars||42 Reviews|
|3 Stars||7 Reviews|
|2 Stars||0 Reviews|
|1 Star||3 Reviews|
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Specification
|Image Sensor Size||1/2 to 1/2.5"|
|Still Image Resolution||1200 x 1200|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||16:9, 3:2, 4:3|
|Energy Star Certified||No|
|Minimum Aperture Number||2.7|
|Maximum Aperture Number||5.8|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||840mm|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||24mm|
|Focal Length Range (F-F)||4.3 - 150.5|
|Lens Structure (Elements/groups)||13/10|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Normal Focusing Range||0.05 - â/1.4 - â|
|Macro Focusing Range (Wide)||0 - 0.50|
|Auto Mode Focusing Range (Wide)||0 - â|
|Auto Mode Focusing Range (Tele)||1.4 - â|
|Normal Focusing Range (Wide)||0.05m|
|Normal Focusing Range (Tele)||1.4m|
|ISO Sensitivity||3,200, 1,600, 400, 200, 100, Auto|
|Light Exposure Modes||Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE|
|Maximum ISO Sensitivity||3,200|
|Minimum ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|Light Metering||Centre-weighted, Spot|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Control||Program AE|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1s|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||15s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Flash Recharging Time||10s|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Range (Tele)||1.3 - 3|
|Flash Range (Wide)||0.5 - 7|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels|
|Video Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||24fps|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MOV|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|HD Type||Full HD|
|Compatible Memory Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO|
|Field of View||100%|
|Display Resolution||230,000 Pixels|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 5|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten|
|Photo Effects||Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid|
|Maximum Playback Zoom||10x|
|Image Editing||Resizing, Rotating|
|Camera File System||DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3|
|Multi Burst Mode||Yes|
|Camera Playback||Movie, Single image|
|Built-in Processor||DIGIC 5|
|Scene Modes||Beach, Fireworks, Landscape (scenery), Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow|
|On Screen Display (OSD) Languages||ARA, ITA, TUR, THA, SWE, RUS, RUM, POR, POL, NOR, KOR, JPN, HUN, CHI (SIMPL), GRE, FRE, FIN, ESP, ENG, DUT, DEU, DAN, CZE, CHI (TR), UKR|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Weight (Including Battery)||600g|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery Life||380 Shots|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||10 - 90|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40|
|USB 2.0 Port||Yes|
|Compatible Operating Systems||Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3,Mac OS X V10.5 â 10.6|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||24 - 840|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1s|
|Video Memory Capacity||4GB|
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